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Police urge community involvement at crime meeting


Crime is on a lot of minds on Savannah's southside with two recent murders and many more break ins in Windsor Forest.

"I don't feel safe, most of these people don't feel safe," Commissioner Lori Brady said at the meeting.

Alderman Tony Thomas was quick to also question the police.

"I'm very concerned about the two murders that have occurred and I appreciate the tips and all the hard work but there are four murders in Windsor Forest that have not been solved yet. Where are the resources?" Thomas asked the crowd.

Newly appointed southside Captain Dean Fagerstrom gave a presentation to the packed room highlighting what the department is doing to fight crime.

"This is my opportunity to tell them what is going on as far as crime and at the same time they can tell me what the issues are," Captain Fagerstrom said.

Some of the presentation centered around the murder of college student Rebecca Foley in January.

Investigators told the crowd they have no suspects, no witnesses, and very little to go on.

"I don't think I'm against the police. Someone has to voice that there is an issue with policing in this community," Alderman Thomas said.

Police were quick to talk with people who expressed issues after the meeting.

"I'm looking forward to giving Captain Fagerstrom a chance. I think he will do great things," one resident said at the end of the meeting.

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